“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
If someone told me when I was first diagnosed, and told that I would have to manage my symptoms the rest of my life, that I would be out working with my animals again as well as on my hands and knees in the garden I would have called them crazy. Yet here I am, knee cushion in hand and a wheeled garden seat at the ready to play in the soil.
I was on the cusp of letting the pain keep me in bed till kingdom come, then my grandpa told me something.
Never come in until the job is done Sam. Now come out to the garden with me and we will talk about what your Grammie and I taught you when you were little.
Between the last few walks I had with him before he passed on and the encouraging words from my partner whom never let me forget how much he loves me and how our son needs me. I was able to start figuring out how to take the tricks my grandfather taught me and put them into practice.
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